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Ohio State University Extension


Renewable Energy Production Incentive

Incentive type: 
Renewable Energy

Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Biomass, Landfill Gas, Ocean (including tidal, wave, current, and thermal), Fuel Cells

Tax Exempt

Approximately 2.1¢/kWh (actual rate is 1.5 ¢/kWh adjusted for inflation from 1993, and subject to availability of annual appropriations in each federal fiscal year of operation) for the first 10 year period of operation. 

Contact Information: 
Program Coordinator - REPI
U.S. Department of Energy
Golden Field Office
1617 Cole Blvd.
Golden, CO 80401-3393

Web Site:

The Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI) program was created by the Energy Policy Act of 1992, and amended in 2005, to provide financial incentives for renewable energy electricity produced and sold by qualified renewable energy generation facilities. REPI has outlined the eligible electric production facilities to include:

  • Not-for-profit electrical cooperatives
  • Public utilities
  • State governments
  • Commonwealths
  • Territories of the United States, the District of Columbia, Indian tribal governments, or a political subdivision within
  • Native Corporations that sell the facility\'s electricity.

REPI is part of an integrated strategy in the 2005 Energy Policy Act to promote increases in the generation and utilization of electricity from renewable energy sources and to promote market utilization of renewable energy technologies.

Eligible electric production facilities that may be considered to receive Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI) payments must use one of the following generation technologies.

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Geothermal (with certain restrictions as contained in the rulemaking)
  • Biomass (except for municipal solid waste combustion)
  • Landfill gas
  • Livestock methane
  • Ocean (including tidal, wave, current, and thermal)
  • Fuel cells using hydrogen derived from eligible biomass facilities.

For information on how to apply, click here.